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Hello to the multiverse
Hello to the multiverse

What is the universe made of? The ancient Greeks conceived of the "atom", the indivisible unit of matter. Today's physicists…

Astronauts on new mission to warn of asteroid 'cosmic roulette'

As members of an elite band of cosmic explorers, they are among the few to have gone beyond the final frontier and looked…

Most Earth-like planet yet discovered

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected a distant, rocky world that's similar…

Blood moon: Best view on East Coast

Star gazers on the east coast of the North Island have had the best view of the blood moon tonight, MetService says.

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Rugby: Benji Marshall - 'It didn't work out' video Rugby: Benji Marshall - 'It didn't work out'

New Zealand Rugby and the Blues have today agreed…

Katy Perry's Birthday teaser video Katy Perry's Birthday teaser

Is that really Katy Perry? Yes. The pop star plays…

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Planet no longer butt of jokes
Planet no longer butt of jokes

Uranus - the planet with the unfortunate-sounding name - has long been the butt of jokes.

Blood moon's lunar loonies
Blood moon's lunar loonies

Apocalypse-mongerers are greeting a fairly rare (but foreseeable) astronomical event as the fulfilment of an ancient prophecy…

Kiwi brings order to Branson's Virgin Group
Kiwi brings order to Branson's Virgin Group

Virgin chief executive - New Zealander - Josh Bayliss saw firsthand some of the big challenges the Sir Richard Branson-owned…

Vast ocean found beneath ice of Saturn moon
Vast ocean found beneath ice of Saturn moon

Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of Saturn's little moon Enceladus.

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Mars rover prototype unveiled
Mars rover prototype unveiled

It looks like a giant sandbox - except the sand has a reddish tint and the "toys" on display are very…

Twin mission to study the effects of space travel

Nasa has revealed that one twin will be put in a rocket and the other kept on the ground as part of a study on the effects…

Big Bang breakthrough

American scientists operating a $23 million telescope in Antarctica have announced the discovery of what could be described…

Big Bang birth breakthrough

Scientists have detected the enigmatic ripples in deep space that were triggered by the rapid expansion of the Universe…

The end is nigh, says Nasa
The end is nigh, says Nasa

Modern civilisation is heading for collapse within a matter of decades, according to a scientific study…

Scientists to use giant lasers to blast away space debris

Scientists in Australia say they have begun work on a project that will see lasers fired from Earth to blast away the thousands…

Big asteroid passes close to Earth

An asteroid the size of a football field was due to fly close to Earth this morning. So how often does that happen (you…

Spacesuit's repeat leak

An American-made spacesuit that leaked water into a helmet and threatened to drown a European astronaut had malfunctioned…

One step closer to Earth 2.0

The Earth's galaxy is looking far more crowded and hospitable. Nasa on Wednesday confirmed a bonanza of 715 newly discovered…

Rocket travel almost ready - Branson
Rocket travel almost ready - Branson

British billionaire Richard Branson said his Virgin Galactic venture is on track to carry its first…

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